Redskins hire Doug Williams

Redskins hire Doug Williams
February 10, 2014, 10:00 am
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Doug Williams’ return to the Redskins is official. 

Williams will hold the title of personnel executive, the team announced Monday morning. In 1988, Williams became the first African American quarterback to play in the Super Bowl and led the Redskins to a 42-10 win over the Broncos.

"It's great to be home again,” Williams said in a statement. “It also is great to be affiliated with a GM and coach who are so focused and dedicated to winning. I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve."

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Williams most recently was the head coach at Grambling State, where he worked from 2011 until he was fired last September.

The 58-year-old also has extensive NFL front office experience, serving as personnel executive with the Buccaneers from 2004-08 and director of pro personnel in 2009. He was also a college scout for the Jaguars from 1995-96. Williams’ time in Tampa Bay overlapped with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen’s.

Although the Redskins’ announcement of Williams’ hiring did not got into detail about his duties, Allen said in the press release that he’ll assist in “identifying the type of players we want with the Redskins."